Grand Jury Indictment for former Ocean City Beach Patrol member

Jonathan C. Howell, a 41-year-old Marmora resident, was indicted by a Grand Jury on January 24 of sexual and aggravated sexual assault charges, along with a count of Official Misconduct, and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Howell is a former member of the Ocean City Beach Patrol. The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office began an investigation in April 2021 after accusations of misconduct by members of the OCBP were posted on an Instagram account. Howell was charged on June 2 as a result of the investigation which is ongoing. Anyone with information that may help in the investigation is asked to call the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135, or leave a tip anonymously at

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